1994 San Francisco 49ers season

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1994 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach George Seifert
Home field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Won Divisional (Bears) 44–15
Won NFC Championship (Cowboys) 38–28
Won Super Bowl XXIX (Chargers) 49–26
Uniform
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< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 49th season in the National Football League, and was highlighted by a victory in Super Bowl XXIX. The championship made San Francisco the first team to win five Super Bowls. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the previous two conference championship games, the 49ers made significant acquisitions in the 1994 free agent market. This included the signing of two-sport star Deion Sanders and Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton, Jr.. Sanders had a major impact on the team's success, winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award and recording six interceptions.

Quarterback Steve Young had his best NFL season and won his second MVP award. Steve Young set what was, at the time, the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season – 112.8.[1] Cold Hard Football Facts states that Young's 1994 season is the second greatest passing season in NFL history.[2]

For the third consecutive season, the 49ers met the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, the AFC was widely regarded as the NFL's inferior conference. Thus, this meeting between the NFC's perennial powerhouses was dubbed by many as "the real Super Bowl." The contest was one of the highest rated non-Super Bowl games in NFL history.

The 49ers would go on to defeat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. Young was named the game's MVP with a record six touchdown passes.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position College
1 7(Choice from Atlanta via Indianapolis & L.A. Rams) Bryant Young DT Notre Dame
1 Choice to L.A. Rams from San Diego
1 Choice to Dallas
1 28(Choice from Dallas) William Floyd RB Florida State
2 53(Choice from Green Bay) Kevin Mitchell LB Syracuse
2 Choice to L.A. Rams
2 62 Tyronne Drakeford DB Virginia Tech
3 Compensatory Choice to Green Bay
3 85(Compensatory Choice) Doug Brien K California
3 Choice to Kansas City
3 Choice to Denver from Dallas
3 Compensatory Choice to L.A. Rams from Philadelphia
4 Choice to L.A. Raiders
5 Choice to Green Bay from Denver
5 153 Tony Peterson LB Notre Dame
6 Choice to Green Bay from San Diego
6 182 Lee Woodall LB West Chester
6 Compensatory Choice to Green Bay from Philadelphia
7 Choice to Dallas

[3]

Training Camp[edit]

The 1994 San Francisco 49ers season held training camp at Sierra College in Rocklin, California.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Michael Barnes

[4]

Roster[edit]

1994 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

[5]

Pre season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Stadium Attendance Time Network Local TV
1 August 5, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals L 7–17 0–1 Sun Devil Stadium 68,288 7:00 PM PDT KPIX
2 August 12, 1994 Denver Broncos W 20–3 1–1 Candlestick Park 52,429 5:00 PM PDT Fox
3 August 18, 1994 at San Diego Chargers W 30–24 2–1 Jack Murphy Stadium 45,674 5:00 PM PDT TNT[b]
4 August 26, 1994 Seattle Seahawks W 13–9 3–1 Candlestick Park 54,004 6:00 PM PDT KPIX

Notes:

a All times in Pacific Time Zone.
b Simulcast on KTVU-TV in San Francisco, California.

Game officials[edit]

Week Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Side Judge Field Judge
1 at Arizona Cardinals
2 Denver Broncos (86) (42) (79) (65) (24) (40) (122)
3 at San Diego Chargers
4 Seattle Seahawks (33) (110) (72) (55) (45) (4) (113)

Regular season[edit]

In 1994, the team spent large amounts of money on the addition of several star free agents, including Ken Norton, Jr., Gary Plummer, Rickey Jackson, and Deion Sanders. Additionally, several rookie players made key contributions to the team, some becoming season-long starters. This included defensive tackle Bryant Young, fullback William Floyd, and linebacker Lee Woodall. The 49ers started slowly early in the season. They defeated the Raiders in a game where Jerry Rice broke the NFL record for touchdowns, but followed with a 24–17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, led by former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana.

Despite victories over the Rams and Saints, the 49ers offensive line was struggling having lost four starters to injury, and in Week 5 the Niners were crushed 40–8 by the Eagles. Following the Eagles game, a poll conducted on local sports radio station KNBR showed that an overwhelming majority of 49er fans wanted head coach George Seifert fired.

A 49ers Super Bowl ring for Super Bowl XXIX.

The game against the Eagles was a turning point for the 49ers despite being a lopsided loss. Steve Young was benched for Elvis Grbac abruptly during a series in the 3rd quarter. Soon after, Young was livid on the sidelines, shouting profanities at head coach George Seifert. Young later admitted "I was looking for a fistfight," and would later say that this incident caused his teammates to respond better to his leadership, as they saw how much he cared about winning ("It galvanized the guys behind Steve," said Brent Jones). The following week in Detroit, the 49ers trailed the Lions 14–0. After throwing a pass, Young was hit, picked up, and driven into the ground by three Lions defenders. After the hit, Young was screaming with his face dark red in color. He crawled most of the way off of the field before refusing help from the trainers as he limped the remaining way off the field. He miraculously returned to the field one play later (NFL rules state that after trainers attend to an injured player, that player must leave the field for at least one play) to lead the 49ers to a 27–21 victory.

The team rallied around Young to win 10 straight games, including a 21–14 victory over the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Cowboys. During that span, the 49ers' average margin of victory was nearly 20 points per game; they broke 35 points scored seven times, four times breaking 40 points scored.

Throwback uniforms[edit]

During the 1994 season, many NFL teams wore "throwback uniforms" for occasional games (after week 2 of the season) to celebrate the NFL's 75th anniversary (a corresponding diamond 75th Anniversary patch was also worn by all teams). The 49ers chose to wear a version of their 1955 uniforms as throwbacks. This design featured sans-serif block numerals that were outlined and shadowed in black. White pants with thinner red-black-red striping were also worn, along with the old striped red socks (the team later reverted to their regular solid red socks after receiving permission from the NFL to wear the uniforms for the rest of the season). The team's regular 1989–95 gold helmet was worn with this uniform, as there was no logo on the 1955 helmet.

The team first donned the 1955 throwback uniforms during a week 3 match against the Los Angeles Rams and the following week at home versus the Saints. Both games ended in victory (coincidentally, these were also the first two games Deion Sanders played with the 49ers after signing as a free-agent after week 2). The team then suffered an embarrassing 40–8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at home wearing their regular red uniforms with gold pants. (Football statistics site Football Outsiders calculates this 49ers loss to be the second-most lopsided football game they'd tracked from 1994–2008.)

For the subsequent three games until their BYE week, the team again was scheduled to play games wearing the throwback uniforms with white pants and dropshadows, and all three games resulted in wins. During the following weeks the 49ers embarked on a 10-game winning streak. The team, prompted both by the superstition of coach George Seifert, and the preference of players, petitioned the NFL to wear the throwback uniforms for the rest of the season. The league granted the request and the switch to solid red socks after the BYE week marked this occurrence. In all, the team went 15–1 (including the playoffs) wearing the 1955/1994 throwback uniforms. The only loss occurred during the regular season finale at Minnesota, with the team wearing white jerseys and resting most of their starters for the playoffs. Meanwhile, the 49ers went undefeated wearing the red jerseys of the throwback uniform. After winning Super Bowl XXIX however, the team was compelled to revert to wearing its regular 1964-style uniforms (1991 revised design) for the following 1995 season. One year later, the throwback design strongly influenced the 49ers to redesign their uniform set. In 1996, the team revealed a new helmet and uniform design featuring a darker red, shadowed numbers, black accents, and white pants. In 1998, the team changed the pants to a gold color and wore these uniforms through the 2008 season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Stadium Attendance Time Network National Radio
1 September 5, 1994 (Mon) Los Angeles Raiders W 44–14 Candlestick Park 1–0
68,032
6:00 PM PDT ABC CBS
2 September 11, 1994 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–24 Arrowhead Stadium 1–1
79,907
10:00 AM PDT Fox Mutual
3 September 18, 1994 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–19 Anaheim Stadium 2–1
56,479
1:00 PM PDT Fox
4 September 25, 1994 New Orleans Saints W 24–13 Candlestick Park 3–1
63,971
1:00 PM PDT Fox
5 October 2, 1994 Philadelphia Eagles L 8–40 Candlestick Park 3–2
64,843
1:00 PM PDT Fox
6 October 9, 1994 at Detroit Lions W 27–21 Pontiac Silverdome 4–2
77,340
10:00 AM PDT Fox
7 October 16, 1994 at Atlanta Falcons W 42–3 Georgia Dome 5–2
67,298
10:00 AM PDT Fox Mutual
8 October 23, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 41–16 Candlestick Park 6–2
62,741
1:00 PM PDT Fox
9
BYE WEEK
10 November 6, 1994 at Washington Redskins W 37–22 RFK Stadium 7–2
54,335
10:00 AM PST Fox
11 November 13, 1994 Dallas Cowboys W 21–14 Candlestick Park 8–2
69,014
1:00 PM PST Fox Mutual
12 November 20, 1994 Los Angeles Rams W 31–27 Candlestick Park 9–2
62,744
5:00 PM PST ESPN[b] CBS
13 November 28, 1994 (Mon) at New Orleans Saints W 35–14 Louisiana Superdome 10–2
61,304
6:00 PM PST ABC CBS
14 December 4, 1994 Atlanta Falcons W 50–14 Candlestick Park 11–2
60,549
1:00 PM PST Fox
15 December 11, 1994 at San Diego Chargers W 38–15 Jack Murphy Stadium 12–2
62,105
1:00 PM PST Fox Mutual
16 December 17, 1994 (Sat) Denver Broncos W 42–19 Candlestick Park 13–2
64,884
1:00 PM PST NBC CBS
17 December 26, 1994 (Mon) at Minnesota Vikings L 14–21 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 13–3
63,326
6:00 PM PST ABC CBS

Notes:

a All times in Pacific Time Zone. (UTC–7 and UTC–8 starting October 30)
b Simulcast on KTVU-TV in San Francisco, California.

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week One: Los Angeles Raiders at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 14 0 0 14
49ers 14 9 0 21 44

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter

No Scoring

Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • LARaid -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • LARaid -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • LARaid -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • LARaid -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • LARaid - 2
  • SF - 1

Week 2 at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 14 0 3 17
Chiefs 7 2 15 0 24

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
  • SF - Doug Brien 19 yard field goal - Chiefs 24–17
Top passers
  • SF -
  • KC -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • KC -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • KC -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • KC -
Turnovers
  • SF - 4
  • KC - 0

Week 3 at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 10 7 3 14 34
Rams 7 3 0 9 19

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • SF - Doug Brien 47 yard field goal - 49ers 20–10
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • LARams -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • LARams -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • LARams -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • LARams -
Turnovers
  • SF - 1
  • LARams - 1

Week 4 vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Four: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 10 0 0 13
49ers 3 7 7 7 24

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • NO -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • NO -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • NO -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • NO -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • NO - 2
  • SF - 2

Week 5 vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Five: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 14 16 3 7 40
49ers 0 8 0 0 8

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • PHI -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • PHI -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • PHI -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • PHI -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • PHI - 0
  • SF - 3

Week 6 at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Six: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 14 7 6 27
Lions 7 7 0 7 21

at Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • DET -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • DET -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • DET -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • DET -
Turnovers
  • SF - 0
  • DET - 2

Week 7 at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Seven: San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 14 14 14 0 42
Falcons 0 3 0 0 3

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • SF -
  • ATL -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • ATL -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • ATL -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • ATL -
Turnovers
  • SF - 0
  • ATL - 6

Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Eight: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 0 0 16 16
49ers 7 10 17 7 41

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • TB -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • TB -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • TB -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • TB -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • TB - 1
  • SF - 1

Week 9 BYE WEEK[edit]

The 1994 San Francisco 49ers season had a BYE WEEK, as did all of the NFC West.

Week 10 at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Ten: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 10 7 13 7 37
Redskins 0 3 3 16 22

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • WSH -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • WSH -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • WSH -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • WSH -
Turnovers
  • SF - 2
  • WSH - 3

Week 11 vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Eleven: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 7 14
49ers 0 7 7 7 21

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • DAL - 3
  • SF - 0

Week 12 vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Twelve: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 3 13 8 27
49ers 14 7 3 7 31

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • LARams -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • LARams -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • LARams -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • LARams -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • LARams - 0
  • SF - 1

Week 13 at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Thirteen: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 10 10 8 7 35
Saints 0 14 0 0 14

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • NO -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • NO -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • NO -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • NO -
Turnovers
  • SF - 2
  • NO - 3

Week 14 vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Fourteen: Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14
49ers 3 24 7 16 50

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • ATL -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • ATL -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • ATL -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • ATL -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • ATL - 5
  • SF - 1

Week 15 at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Fifteen: San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 14 3 14 38
Chargers 0 3 6 6 15

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • SD -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • SD -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • SD -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • SD -
Turnovers
  • SF - 1
  • SD - 2

Week 16 vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 6 13 0 19
49ers 14 14 14 0 42

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • DEN -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • DEN -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • DEN -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • DEN -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • DEN - 3
  • SF - 1

Week 17 at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Seventeen: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 7 0 7 14
Vikings 7 3 11 0 21

at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SF -
  • MIN -
Top rushers
  • SF -
  • MIN -
Top receivers
  • SF -
  • MIN -
Top tacklers
  • SF -
  • MIN -
Turnovers
  • SF - 4
  • MIN - 2

Game officials[edit]

Week Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Side Judge Field Judge
1 Los Angeles Raiders (43) Red Cashion (115) Hendi Ancich (109) Sid Semon (62) Charles Stewart (91) Ken Baker (47) Tom Fincken (46) John Robison
2 at Kansas City Chiefs (95) Bob McElwee (30) Dennis Riggs (52) Tony Veteri, Jr. (53) Bill Reynolds (22) Paul Baetz (63) Bill Carollo (19) Scott Green
3 at Los Angeles Rams (105) Dick Hantak (100) Bob Wagner (111) Earnie Frantz (64) Lloyd McPeters (88) Scott Steenson (97) Nate Jones (6) Kirk Dornan
4 New Orleans Saints (7) Ron Blum (78) Art Demmas (8) Dale Williams (84) Mark Steinkerchner (106) Al Jury (39) Don Carlsen (122) Bill Schmitz
5 Philadelphia Eagles (9) Jerry Markbreit (31) Chad Brown (26) Mark Baltz (51) Dale Orem (118) Tom Sifferman (29) Howard Slavin (96) Don Hakes
6 at Detroit Lions (34) Gerry Austin (67) John Keck (35) Bob McGrath (56) Ron Baynes (80) Tim Millis (28) Don Wedge (93) Jack Vaughn
7 at Atlanta Falcons (48) Gordon McCarter (57) Ed Fiffick (21) John Schleyer (117) Ben Montgomery (36) Bob Moore (60) Tommy Moore (44) Donnie Hampton
8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (33) Howard Roe (110) Ron Botchan (72) Terry Gierke (55) Tom Barnes (45) George Coleman (4) Doug Toole (113) Don Dorkowski
9
BYE WEEK
10 at Washington Redskins (34) Gerry Austin (67) John Keck (35) Bob McGrath (51) Dale Orem (80) Tim Millis (90) Mike Borgard (93) Jack Vaughn
11 Dallas Cowboys (86) Bernie Kukar (42) Dave Hamilton (79) Aaron Pointer (65) Walt Coleman (24) Roy Clymer (40) Jon Bible (82) Pat Mallette
12 Los Angeles Rams (43) Red Cashion (115) Hendi Ancich (109) Sid Semon (62) Charles Stewart (91) Ken Baker (47) Tom Fincken (46) John Robison
13 at New Orleans Saints (48) Gordon McCarter (57) Ed Fiffick (21) John Schleyer (117) Ben Montgomery (36) Bob Moore (60) Tommy Moore (44) Donnie Hampton
14 Atlanta Falcons (105) Dick Hantak (100) Bob Wagner (81) Dave Anderson (64) Lloyd McPeters (58) Bill Quinby (97) Nate Jones (6) Kirk Dornan
15 at San Diego Chargers (123) Tom White (74) Jim Duke (10) Ron Phares (41) Dick McKenzie (99) Banks Williams (61) Dick Creed (83) Richard Reels
16 Denver Broncos (23) Johnny Grier (71) Ed Coukart (114) Tom Johnson (5) Jim Quirk (68) Louis Richard (49) Dean Look (2) Billy Smith
17 at Minnesota Vikings (7) Ron Blum (78) Art Demmas (8) Dale Williams (84) Mark Steinkerchner (106) Al Jury (39) Don Carlsen (122) Bill Schmitz

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) San Francisco 49ers 13 3 0 .813 505 296 L1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 348 407 W1
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 317 385 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 12 0 .250 286 365 L7

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Score Stadium Attendance Time Network National Radio
NFC Divisional Playoff January 7, 1995 (Sat) Chicago Bears W 44–15 Candlestick Park 64,644 1:00 PM PST Fox CBS
NFC Championship Game January 15, 1995 Dallas Cowboys W 38–28 Candlestick Park 69,125 1:00 PM PST Fox CBS
Super Bowl XXIX January 29, 1995 San Diego Chargers (at Miami Gardens, FL) W 49–26 Joe Robbie Stadium 74,107 3:00 PM PST ABC CBS

Notes:

a All times in Pacific Time Zone.

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

An endzone brawl erupted in the second quarter following Steve Young's six-yard rushing score. Shaun Gayle of the Bears pushed Young to the dirt after the score; when Young threw the ball in the ground and in Gayle's face a fight erupted.

NFC Divisional Playoff: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 0 0 12 15
49ers 7 23 7 7 44

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • CHI -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • CHI -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • CHI -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • CHI -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • CHI - 2
  • SF - 1

NFC Championship Game[edit]

The 49ers were looking to make a statement after being knocked out of the playoffs the previous 2 years by the Cowboys. The 49ers, thanks to 3 consecutive turnovers by the Cowboys to start the game, broke out to a 21-0 lead in the 1st quarter. It started with an interception by Eric Davis that was returned 44 yards for a touchdown just one minute into the game. The 49ers went into halftime up 31-14 after a 28 yard pass by Steve Young to Jerry Rice. The Cowboys fought back in the 2nd half, but fell short and the 49ers won 38-28, advancing to their 5th Super Bowl. The Cowboys turned the ball over 5 times, which ended up being a major factor in the game. The 49ers also handed Troy Aikman his first ever loss as a starting quarterback in the post season.

NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 7 7 28
49ers 21 10 7 0 38

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • DAL -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • DAL - 5
  • SF - 1

Super Bowl XXIX[edit]

Super Bowl XXIX: San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 8 8 26
49ers 14 14 14 7 49

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top passers
  • SD -
  • SF -
Top rushers
  • SD -
  • SF -
Top receivers
  • SD -
  • SF -
Top tacklers
  • SD -
  • SF -
Turnovers
  • SD - 3
  • SF - 0

(*)The Chargers became the first team to have a successful two-point conversion in the Super Bowl. This was the first season in which the NFL allowed 2-point conversions (a rule in place in the American Football League in San Diego's first ten seasons), and the Chargers actually had two in the game.

Game officials[edit]

Round Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Side Judge Field Judge Alternates
NFC Divisional Playoff Chicago Bears (33) Howard Roe (110) Ron Botchan (87) Paul Weidner (55) Tom Barnes (106) Al Jury (3) Van Golmont (73) Bobby Skelton
NFC Championship Game Dallas Cowboys (105) Dick Hantak (103) Rex Stuart (109) Sid Semon (117) Ben Montgomery (91) Ken Baker (63) Bill Carollo (77) Don Orr
Super Bowl XXIX San Diego Chargers (9) Jerry Markbreit (110) Ron Botchan (10) Ron Phares (56) Ron Baynes (80) Tim Millis (47) Tom Fincken (93) Jack Vaughn (34) Gerry Austin
(103) Rex Stuart

Media[edit]

Pre season Local TV[edit]

Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
KPIX-TV

Local Radio[edit]

Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter (s)
KGO–AM Joe Starkey Wayne Walker

1995 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl[edit]

Main article: 1995 Pro Bowl

[7]

Awards and honors[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Jerry Rice, 100 reception season (Rice finished the season with 112 receptions) [9]
  • Jerry Rice, 1,000 yard receiving season
  • Jerry Rice surpasses Jim Brown's all time touchdown record of 126[10] in week one, scoring three touchdowns against the Los Angeles Raiders on Monday Night Football.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The record was eclipsed by Peyton Manning in 2004.
  2. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: The Dandy Dozen: 12 best passing seasons in history, behind only Joe Montana's 1989 season.
  3. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2014 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 575. 
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